Tag Archives: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins

AHL APPROVES DIVISION ALIGNMENT FOR ’14-15

ahl-logo1-150x150BY: Jason Chaimovitch, VP Communications, The AHL

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - American Hockey League President and CEO David Andrews announced that the league’s Board of Governors has approved the following division alignment for the 2014-15 AHL season (National Hockey League affiliates in parentheses):

Eastern Conference
Atlantic Division
Manchester Monarchs (Los Angeles)
Portland Pirates (Arizona)
Providence Bruins (Boston)
St. John’s IceCaps (Winnipeg)
Worcester Sharks (San Jose) Continue reading

CANTLON’S CORNER: POST SEASON NEWS CONTINUES

gerry-cantlon1-150x15011BY: Gerry Cantlon, Special to Howlings

AHL SEMI-FINALS UNDERWAY

The Texas Stars who finished with the AHL’s best regular season record take on the playoff unbeaten Toronto Marlies in a 2-3-2 format in the Western conference final that started Friday night in Austin, Texas. Toronto remained unbeaten with a 5-1 win with Game 2 coming up on Monday.

AHL regular seasons coring champion Travis Morin has 10 points in the post season and Brendan Ranford nephew of former NHL’er Bill Ranford has seven goals for the Stars.

The Marlies have a red hot Jerry D’ Amigo with four goals and 12 points. One time Sound Tiger and Springfield Falcon, Trevor Smith, leading the way offensively for the 7-0 Marlies. Smith had an assist Friday night. Continue reading

FRESH BLOOD, BUT FOR PACK, SAME RESULT

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BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

Wilkes-Barre, PA, January 11, 2014Anton Zlobin had two goals, including the third-period game-winner, Saturday night at Mohegan Sun Arena, as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins defeated the Hartford Wolf Pack, 5-3.

The Wolf Pack took a 3-2 lead into the third period, but were outshot 17-2 in the third.  Tom Kuhnhackl also scored for the Penguins in the third, and Brian Dumoulin had an empty-netter.  Dominik Uher scored a shorthanded goal for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in the first period, and Scott Harrington had three assists. Continue reading

CRAWFORD: PACK DROP SHOOTOUT TO PENS

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BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

Hartford, CT, January 3, 2014 – Defenseman Sam Klassen scored his first AHL goal of the season for the Hartford Wolf Pack Friday night at the XL Center, and Dov Grumet-Morris made 35 saves, but the Wolf Pack fell 2-1 in a shootout to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

Harry Zolnierczyk’s late third-period goal tied the game for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, and Nick Drazenovic and Paul Thompson scored for the Penguins in the shootout. Jeff Deslauriers made 24 saves and went 5/6 in the shootout. Continue reading

BROADCAST CHANGE FOR WOLF PACK

Hartford-Wolf-Pack-Logo2-150x133BROADCAST OF FRIDAY NIGHT’S WOLF PACK GAME TO AIR ON WUCS HD-2 AND 979ESPN.COM

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 BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

The Hartford Wolf Pack’s radio broadcast of the Pack’s home game tomorrow night, Friday, January 3, vs. the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins has been moved to WUCS HD-2.  All of the action of the Wolf Pack/Penguins battle can also be heard on-line at 979espn.com.  The change is due to a conflict with Central Connecticut State Men’s Basketball.

The Wolf Pack and Penguins face off at 7:00 PM on Friday night, and the pregame show on WUCS HD-2 and 979espn.com, with Bob Crawford and Mark Bailey, hits the air at 6:30.

 

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PACK OFFERING FREE TICKETS FOR WINTER CLOTHES

Hartford Wolf Pack LogoWOLF PACK TO HOLD WINTER CLOTHES DRIVE THIS FRI & SAT
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Free Wolf Pack Ticket Vouchers Offered in Exchange for Donated Clothing Items

HARTFORD, December 31, 2013: Global Spectrum, operators of the XL Center and Hartford Wolf Pack, today announced a winter clothes drive to be held at the Wolf Pack’s home games this Friday, January 3 vs. the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and Saturday, January 4 against the Worcester Sharks.

Fans are invited to bring new or gently-used winter clothing items, such as coats, hats, gloves, mittens and scarves, to the two games, and drop the clothing off at the Wolf Pack Prize Den, which is located on the XL Center concourse behind Section 124. Fans making clothing donations will receive a voucher for a free ticket to a future Wolf Pack home game.

The collected donations will be given to local charitable organizations, for distribution to families in need in the Hartford area.

Faceoff is 7:00 PM for both Friday’s and Saturday night’s home games, and tickets are on sale now at the Public Power Ticket Office at the XL Center, on-line at www.hartfordwolfpack.com and by phone at (877) 522-8499. Wolf Pack tickets start as low as $12 for youth 12 years old or younger. To speak with a representative about season or group tickets, call (855) 762-6451.

 

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WOLF PACK WEEKLY: December 30, 2013 – January 5, 2014

Hartford Wolf Pack LogoBY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

The Wolf Pack (11-16-0-4, 26 pts.) wrapped up their calendar-year 2013 action with wins in two out of their three games last week.  The Pack snapped an 0-7-0-2 drought on Thursday with a 3-1 win in Bridgeport, and then posted their first overtime victory of the year Saturday night at home, edging Worcester 3-2.  A streak of three straight games with a standings point (2-0-0-1) came to an end Sunday in Manchester, as the AHL-leading Monarchs knocked off the Wolf Pack, 5-2.  Oscar Lindberg scored his first career North American pro overtime goal to win Saturday’s game, after notching a goal and an assist Thursday.

This week:

The Wolf Pack begin 2014 with a pair of home games this weekend.  The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins make their lone regular-season visit to Hartford on Friday night, and then the Worcester Sharks visit the XL Center for a second straight Saturday evening.  Both games face off at 7:00 PM. Continue reading